on the status of the Coronavirus protocols set by CDC and Supreme
this program may be delayed)
On Monday, January 27th,
we will host an informal special meeting to discuss a new membership
initiative being presented to us by Supreme, as well as a new member
open house event in which they and their families can learn more
about who we are and what we do. There are lots of great ideas on
the table, and we’d like to hear your input as well. Plan to meet in
the parish Media Center - meeting to begin at 7PM.
The reason for this
special meeting is that Supreme has studied the problem of bringing
men into the order and have made many changes to our Exemplification
process. “Our ceremonials have always been an essential way we
teach the principles of charity, unity and fraternity.But
today, too many men never hear the lessons of unity and fraternity.”
Part of the problem has been the fact that in recent years families
have been busier than in past years when many of us brought our
children up in.
“Our new ceremony can be
held in a council chamber or in a church with families and
friends seated in the pews. They will see firsthand the
organization that their husbands, fathers, brothers, sons and
friends are joining — the principles and values they are committing
to and why it matters.”
An article explaining the
reasons for the change can be found in the January 2020 page 7 of
the Columbia Magazine. Your input is important.
St. Oliver’s Council 13440 Knights of Columbus Is proud to announce
The ken kennedy religious
This fund will be administered by the Religious Education Office and
funded by the Knights of Columbus.
It is meant to help families with financial
assistance to provide the ability to transmit the practice of the
faith to our children and grandchildren.
Why You Should Become a Knight
In 1882, Father Michael J. McGivney gathered a
small group of parishioners in St. Mary’s Church in New Haven,
Connecticut. His purpose was to establish a group of men, united
in their faith, and to provide for Catholic families in times of
need. This was the beginning of the Knights of Columbus.
Guided by the principles of charity, unity, and
fraternity, members of the Knights of Columbus work to overcome
the hardships that people face in their parishes and
communities. We are a growing organization — nearly 2 million
members — and for over 130 years, we have committed to overcome
the challenges of the need for food, shelter, warm clothing and
financial security, as well as provide aid for widows and
orphans in our local communities.
Joining your local council of the Knights of
Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the
opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your
community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our
portfolio of top-quality insurance products to financially
protect your family. Councils conduct many programs that support
your parish and community including:
But joining your local council does not mean that you need to
sacrifice quality time with your family. In fact, volunteering
an hour here or an hour there with your family can make an
enormous impact in your life and in the lives of others.
If you’re interested in helping those in need in your parish
and community, strengthening your parish and familial
relationships, growing in your faith, and gaining exclusive
access to top-quality insurance protection for you and your
family, then joining your local Knights of Columbus council
gives you the way to achieve these goals.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years
of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing)
Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an
applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the
Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live
in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in
good standing in the Catholic Church.
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